Sunday, March 17, 2013

8 Months Old!

Well it looks like time has gotten away from me again! Before I had Braelyn everyone told me how fast time would pass. I thought I knew what they were talking about...boy was I wrong. These past 8 months have gone by so fast. It truly is amazing watching her grow and change daily.

To catch everyone up on what Braelyn has been up to...About two weeks ago we learned to crawl forwards finally, and she cut her first tooth! Braelyn learned to crawl very efficiently and quickly. We had gotten very used to her moving about backwards but forwards was a whole new ball game. We had to hurry up and baby proof our stairs. Braelyn is very fascinated by the downstairs!

As for teething...we really didn't know she had cut her first tooth until James felt her mouth and felt something sharp! She had been a little fussy but nothing to noticeable. Our second tooth however has brought about a very cranky and irritable baby. She is such a good easy going baby most of the time that there is a noticeable difference in her mood. I have all ready started getting her used to brushing her teeth, so far she likes chewing on the tooth brush! No cavities for this baby!

Other new and exciting things Braelny likes to do:
Wave hello and good bye to everyone, especially strangers at the store ;-)
Eating her "real food" she really likes her home made baby food, and is a very good eater!
Bath time! She will sit and play in the bat tub until the water is cold if I let her.
Sleeping on her tummy with her butt up in the air.
Sitting in her high chair and eating her snacks.
 Posing for mom to take my 8 month old picture!

Watching baby Einstein DVDs and playing with her cousin Harper
 Taking walks
 Snuggling with Daddy
 Sharing french fry's with Daddy too!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Braelyn 5 & 6 months ( a little catching up to do)

Well I have defiantly gotten behind during the holidays on our monthly posts. Our first Christmas with Braelyn was very special. My mom traveled from Phoenix for the holidays to be here with us for her first Christmas. Of course she did not realize what was going on,it was more fun for us to open gifts and play with her new toys. She did like the lights on the Christmas tree and she was interested in tearing the wrapping paper off the packages and putting it in her mouth. She is very interactive now and does play with her toys all the time. She is growing and learning new things every day. She can sit up on her own and is getting really close to crawling, so far she can push her self around the living room backwards. One of her new favorite things to do when playing with her Daddy is copying what he is doing. We are constantly laughing at her new expressions and funny things she is doing.

Braelyn started eating vegetables recently. So far it is going well, she definitely has her likes and dislikes. So far she really likes carrots and peas, not as fond of the squash and green beans, but she is definitely better than her Daddy about eating her veggies! I am excited to start on fruit too, but waiting until we have all the veggies down.

At her 6 month check up Braelyn weighed 14 pounds 4 ounces and was 25 inches long. The Pediatrician was surprised to see how well she was sitting up on her own and said she was doing great.

Braelyn likes: Playing with her noisy toys
Fake coughing to get our attention
Jumping around in her exersaucer
Bath time, especially since she can sit up splash and play with baty toys.
Tags...she would rather suck on and play with the tags on her toys and bibs than play with the toys most of the time.

Braelyn dislikes: Having her nose wiped.
Being alone, if she realizes we are not in the same room, she lets us know.
Taking naps at home. James usually has to hold her for her naps otherwise she wakes right back up.